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The Inside Story of Viz: Rude Kids

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This is the straight-talking, fascinating story of Viz magazine, founded in 1979 by Chris Donald – editor until 1999. Chris tells the remarkable story of the magazine, from the tatty rag produced in his Newcastle bedroom to becoming one of the bestselling magazines in the UK.

Chris was the creator of many of the characters and was responsible for all the magazine’s written

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Kindle Edition, 402 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by HarperCollins Entertainment
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Paul
Jul 14, 2016 Paul rated it liked it
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I had read a few issues of Viz when at high school and i remember at the time thinking how original and unique it was. To me it feels that Chris has written a very honest account of how it was created, the highs, and the steady decline towards a reduced sales audience for the lows. The continual disaster of merchandising being another low. An enjoyable read throughout for anyone who has at some point read Viz and laughed at the humor.
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Quite frankly, Viz is not as funny as it used to be.
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Chris Donald is the founder of, and one of the principal contributors to, the British comic magazine Viz. He attended West Jesmond Primary School, and then Heaton Comprehensive School, where he did not complete his A-levels, and in 1978 he began work as a clerical officer at the DHSS central office in Longbenton, Newcastle.

Chris, together with his brother Simon and a schoolfriend Jim Brownlow, set
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